• Yulefest in the back paddock

    It may not be Christmas but let’s not let that stop us from having a Yuletide celebration with all things ‘YULE’…..such as delicious spiced mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, gingerbread and some great entertainment with the ‘BIG FINS’ playing covers from 70’s, 80’s & 90’s that we all know and love that gets us up and moving and […]

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  • Chocolate Strawberries- Jacki Gibbs

    Sometimes you just lust after something luscious! something decadent! Jacki’s strawberries dipped in chocolate are just that…   The recipe is easy. Ingredients: The best Strawberries available The best chocolate available Method Melt the chocolate and dip in the strawberries, cool and WOW!!!

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  • The flavours of Pukara Estate

    A trip to the Hunter is always worth while, and this weekend we discovered a fantastic provedore, Pukara Estate. Pukara Estate was founded by Bruce Eglington, who planted the first trees in 1999 and was joined 12 months later by Steve Goodchild. The first commercial harvest took place in 2003 and the Pukara Estate brand was […]

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  • Comfort Curry on a grey day in Newcastle

    This recipe is Jamie Olivers version of Green fish curry. The one photographed was from “Scratchleys” in Newcastle and was delicious. I would recommend a visit to the restaurant to sample for yourself.   Ingredients 1 butternut squash (1.2kg) groundnut oil 2x 400 g tins of light coconut milk 400 g leftover cooked greens, such […]

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  • Australian Finger Limes

      Botanical Name: Microcitrus australasica DescriptionA delicate rainforest tree that naturally occurs as an understorey tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW  Australia. Finger Lime trees are erect trees growing up to 10 metres. The fruits can be green and cylindrical in shape, up to 100mm long and only about 20-30mm in diameter. They do […]

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